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Harold Schimmel

Harold Schimmel was born in 1935 in New Jersey, USA. He immigrated to Israel in 1962 and has lived in Jerusalem ever since. Schimmel has taught English and American literature at universities in Jerusalem, Haifa, Tel Aviv and California. He has translated collections of the poetry of Uri Zvi Greenberg, Avot Yeshurun and Yehuda Amichai. Schimmel has published several of his poems in English; his first Hebrew poem appeared in 1967.            

Books Published in Hebrew             
The Poems, Get That, 1968 [Ha-Shirim]
Songs of the Zion Hotel, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1974 [Shirei Malon Tzion]
Arah 1-8, Siman Kriah, 1979 [Ar'ah Alef-Het]
Lowell, Hadarim, 1986 [Lowell]            
The Book Midrash Tadshei, Am Oved, 1993 [Sefer Midrash Tadshei]            
Poem, Bitan, 1995 [Noche'ah]
Library, Even Hoshen, 1999 [Ha-Sifriya]
Chaff, Even Hoshen, 2008 [Kash]
Qasida, Carmel, 2009 [Katzida]
The Phone Attached to the Wall of the Synagogue: Selected Poetry, Helicon, 2014 [Ha-Telefon Ha-Tzamud Le-Kir Beit Ha-Kneset: Mivchar Shirim]

Books Published  in English 
First Poems, Lecce, Edizioni Milella, 1962 

Books in Translation            
From Island to Island (Selected Poems)            
English: Jerusalem/ South Kent, CT, Ibis, 1997 
Qasida (essay) 
English: Jerusalem/ South Kent, CT, Ibis, 1997  


Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
The second edition of the Letters of Israel festival will take place in Paris from September 8 to 18, 2017
After the success of its first edition, the Lettres d'Israël festival is gaining momentum, with an enriched program: meetings, conversations, readings , Theater, major authors and discoveries. Zeruya Shalev, Orly Castel-bloom, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Iris Argaman, and many more will participate. Click here for the full program:
Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
Yizhak Mayer: "Meet the Author" Event
Ambassador Yizhak Mayer, author of the moving book “Silent Letter” will hold a “meet the author” event in Netanya. For further info about the event: And for more details about the title click here:
ITHL director on Grossman's win
"Grossman winning is not only his own achievement, but the achievement of the Hebrew literature as a whole", - Nilli Cohen on the first Hebrew author to receive Man Booker International Prize. Click here for the full article in Hebrew.
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
MHL - New webzine starting soon!